Monthly Wrap Up: March, 2012

~ News ~

IN THE NEWS - Noozhawk: Santa Barbara Man to Receive Black Belt in Aikido

Created by Catrina Cummings
noozhawkThank you to the Noozhawk for running an article about Andy Cranmer Sensei's upcoming promotion to Shodan (1st degree black belt)!
"...Cranmer trains at Santa Barbara’s premiere nonprofit Aikido organization..."

PRESS RELEASE: SB Native To Receive Black Belt in Aikido from Aikido World Headquarters in Japan

Created by Catrina Cummings
Andy CranmerOn April 07, 2012, Andy Cranmer, a local man, is due to receive his first degree black belt in the Japanese martial art Aikido. The certificate will be arriving from the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, which is overseen by the grandson of the founder of Aikido...

~ Photos ~

Photos from Kids Testing Spring 2012

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
testing group photoKids Testing Spring 2012 for AKI Santa Barbara and Goleta studios

~ New Blog ~

A Dancer's Guide to Aikido

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
Oxana ErmolovaOxana, one of our interns, has begun a blog about her training at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara:
"I am a new AKSB intern just beginning to discover the art of aikido. I have a passion for movement and am extremely intrigued by the philosophy of aikido. As a dancer..."
Check out her blog...

~ Member Contributions ~

Teens' Perspective: Kids Testing

Created by Chris Ziliotto
Christopher Ziliotto
" definately gave me a better idea of what it is that I need to improve on when working with the kids and my peers."
March 3rd, our kids and teens had the opportunity to test. Many kids came from...

~ Tweets from AKSB~

AKSB Tweets from 03-20-2012 to 03-26-2012

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
twitter1Obama's Community Service Initiative, Young Aikido Training, The Art of Peace, Embraza la Paz, Washington County Juvenile Court #Aikido Program, Video Playlist, Un mensaje desde Argentina, Introductory Special...

AKSB Tweets from 2012-03-13 to 2012-03-19

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
twitter1ACCELERATED Training Program; TV News Video: 9-Year-Old Raises $1,350; First Week at the Santa Barbara Buddhist Temple; Teens' Perspective: Kids Testing, etc.

AKSB Tweets from 2012-03-06 to 2012-03-12

Created by Aikido Kenkyukai International SB
twitter1TV coverage, Takeda Shihan photo, AKI PA Spring Seminar dedicated to Steve Trinkle Sensei's recovery, Etc.

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